Wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a chronic eye condition that occurs when new blood vessels leak fluids or blood underneath your retina. As a result, this leads to scarring of the macula in your eye, leading to serious sight complications if left untreated.
Compared to “dry” forms of AMD, wet AMD is less common, but unfortunately more serious. It’s estimated that 20 percent of people with AMD have the wet form, which is also responsible for acute blindness in 90 percent of all AMD cases.
Due to the risk of vision loss, it’s important that you see an eye doctor on a regular basis to treat wet AMD properly. In between visits, you can help monitor the progression of your wet AMD at home.
The following assessment should not replace appointments with your optometrist or ophthalmologist. Instead, consider this quiz as a starting point to help you recognize and discuss any changes in symptoms with your doctor.